The first illustrated ed. of Giovio's Dialogo; see Praz. The oval emblematic ill. are set in a series of grotesque or strapwork ornamental rectangular borders. Printer's device on t.p. Port. of author on t.p. verso. Initials. Headpieces
Praz, M. Studies in seventeenth-cent. imagery
With: Le imprese heroiche et morali / Gabriello Symeoni (Lyons : G. Rovillio, 1559)
Binding: limp vellum. Cursive title in brown ink written upwards on spine: Imprese Militarj et Amorose de l' Giovio. Sites of two pairs of ties at foredge
Signature at foot of t.p. in black ink: Vincentio Aulla. Both the emblems in this title and those in Simeoni's Imprese with which it is bound have been annotated with Simeoni's explanatory quatrains in Italian verse; cf. e.g. his Sentenziose imprese di monsignor Paulo Giovio et del signor Gabriel Symeoni (Lyons : Roviglio, 1561). The hand is similar to that of Aulla's signature on the t.p
No Table of contents. Narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some text impossible to capture. Foxing throughout book. Notes made in ink on the lower margin of many pages.